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mr. obama's second inauguration comes four years after he became the first black president and just over 16 years since he was first sworn into office as an illinois state legislator. inauguration day began with a prayer service at st. john's episcopal church across the street from the white house. later, it was on to the capitol building for the swearing-in. a planning official said the turnout on the mall was more than 800,000 people fewer than the record crowd that watched the first inauguration in 2009. first supreme court justice sonia sotomayor swore in joe biden. then chief justice roberts administered the oath to president obama. >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ cheers ] >> reporter: president obama's left hand was on two bibles, one belonging to abraham lincoln, the other to martin luther king jr. following his inaugural address and a signing ceremo
the inaugural ceremonies begin at 11:30 a.m. eastern time on the steps of the capitol. mr. obama will take the oath of office at 11:55. at noon he'll deliver his inaugural address, and the inaugural parade begins at 2:30. randall pinkston is in washington this morning. good morning, randall. >> he begins his day with church services before heading to capitol hill for a historic celebration. the 57th presidential inauguration. president obama will take the oath of office today on the steps of the u.s. capitol. as many as 70,000 are expected to fill the malls and watch. daryl robey came here from jackson, mississippi. he camped out overnight hoping to get a good spot. >> i'm going to be sitting right there waiting for when they open up. >> thousands of law enforcement and federal troops will be on hand to make sure everyone's safe. today's swearing-in is ceremony real for the public. the constitution requires the official ontario of office to take place january 20th. the president was officially sworn into office yesterday at a small ceremony at the white house.
. >> the obama administration says it is in contact with algerian authorities but admits it has been difficult getting accurate information. the terrorist group called the masked brigade stormed the compound on wednesday in retaliation for french air strikes on al qaeda fighters in neighboring mali. the u.s. government says it will continue to support the french offensive. >> there is a continuing effort by the terrorists to try to destroy the about stability, the peace of the people of this region. >> the u.s. sent a drone over the kpounld and offered to assist the military but officials say they refused. now the u.s. is reportedly becoming more involved in the conflict in mali working with the french to employ cf-5 plains. >> susan mcginnis, thank you so much. >>> meanwhile two military jets intercepted an alaskan airline jet after an unidentified caller called to say a hijacker was on board. two national guard f-15s escorted the plane to seattle. the fbi says he was not a threat. >>> president obama is turning his well oiled political situation. this week mr. obama unveiled sweeping new mea
excited. i can't wait for him to get home. >> the obama administration says it is in contact with algerian authorities but admits it has been difficult getting accurate information. the terrorist group called the masked brigade stormed the compound on wednesday in retaliation for french air strikes on al qaeda fighters in neighboring mali. the u.s. government says it will continue to support the french offensive. >> there is a continuing effort by the terrorists to try to destroy the stability, the peace and security of the people of this region. >> the u.s. sent a surveillance drone over the gas compound and offered to assist the algerian military, but officials say they refused. now the u.s. is reportedly becoming more involved in the conflict in mali working with the french to deploy u.s. c-5 cargo planes. >> susan mcginnis, thank you so much. >>> meanwhile two military jets intercepted an alaskan airline jet after an unidentified caller told the fbi that a possible hijacker was on board. alaska flight 819 was inflight. two national guard f-15s es
to have ties to al qaeda. the obama administration says it is not releasing the names of the american hostages for their own security. >> i'm not going to get into any further details as we continue to work on this issue with the algerian authorities. >> the militants say they took over the gas plant in retaliation for the air strikes in mali. with u.s. support the french started bombing last week to keep islamist group from taking over the country. the terrorists say they will not release any hostages until france calls off the militant operations. the workers from the complex are from several countries. leaders of those nations are working with the algerian military which says they have the militants surrounded with no way to escape. now, u.s. officials say this could be the beginning of a wave of attacks against foreigners in the region. terrell? >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. susan, thank you so much. >>> in east africa this morning a somali militant group says it executed a french hostage that france tried to rescue last week. denny alex was t
will formally hand over recommendations from his gun control task force to president obama. the president will likely unveil his plan to reduce gun violence as early as tomorrow. meanwhile, new york state is expected to pass the most restrictive gun law in the nation later today. it includes tighter restrictions on assault weapons and ammunition. susan mcginnis is in washington this morning with more. good to see you. good morning. >> reporter: terrell, good morning. the president facing a lot of opposition here on capitol hill is now looking at 19 steps he can take to curb gun violence with no congressional approval. the white house believes that acting fast gives it the best chance of success with the wounds from the connecticut school shooting still so wide open. meanwhile, parents of the children killed there are coming together. president obama says he's putting together his plan to reduce gun violence. >> members of congress i think are going to have to have a debate and examine their own conscience. >> reporter: the president's plan will be based on recommen
amount they're expected to pass it next week. >>> later today president obama will outline his proposal for reducing gun violence. it including a ban on the assault weapons like the one used in the school shooting. susan mcginnis is watching it all this morning. susan, good morning. >> terrell, good morning to you. the president will make his announcement just before noon today. in addition to the ban on the assault-style military weapons but also a ban on the high-capacity magazines, the ones that can hold more than ten bullets and the ones used in the newtown school shooting are the two. it has the president looking at many ways many things he can get done without congress. gun dealers nationwide are trying to keep up with demand. clive courty say sales have doubled at his quincy illinois shop since the government started pushing for gun control. >> guns with the maeg zone in it seems to be the popular thing right now. >> the president wants to ban assault weapons with the high-capacity magazines like the one used in the newtown school shooting. he wants to includ
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